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Christiane Amanpour jumps from CNN to ABC

Bad news for Christiane Amanpour fans: She's quitting CNN. Good news: She's taking over as host of Amanpour ABC's Sunday-morning interview show This Week. The anchor chair at This Week has been empty (figuratively speaking; Jake Tapper has been filling in) since George Stephanopoulos departed for Good Morning America in December. She'll go on the ABC airwaves sometime in August.

Amanpour, the London-born product of an Anglo-Iranian marriage, has reported from most of the world's trouble spots -- particularly those in the Middle East and the Balkans -- since become a CNN correspondent in 1989. The network hired her as assistant on its foreign desk right out of college in 1983. She doesn't have a deep background in U.S. politics, the main course on This Week, but then Stephanopoulos didn't know a lot about cooking segments when he went to Good Morning America, either.

Amanpour had nothing but nice things to say about CNN in announcing her departure.  "I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here,' she said. "This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."


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She sucked on CNN. She'll suck on ABC. But maybe ABC will get more out of her. She was rarely on CNN anymore anyway.

Fran Mitchell

Christiane is more than qualified and as capable as any of the women in TV journalism today.
Because the visual aspect of the presentation is important, my suggestion is to alter the style of the "bangs". Due to the angle of the cameras, often one or the other eye is half covered.
The hair needs to be feathered and shortened because it can take away from the visual reporting for the viewer. ABC has been the best and I hope Amanpour is there to stay.

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